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Zach Britton strikes out two in 36th save
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his 36th save Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Britton had managed just two strikeouts over his last eight appearances combined before posting a pair of Ks Tuesday. More importantly, he hasn't surrendered a run in 14 2/3 innings over his last 15 appearances. Britton owns a 1.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 61:22 K:BB ratio in 74 1/3 innings.

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Clay Buchholz slammed for five runs in loss vs. Rays
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz took a loss Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and one walk in 7 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Rays.

Buchholz (8-10) cruised through seven scoreless innings before coming unglued in the eighth. He had two men on and two outs before giving up a double and a single to bring home three runs. After a passed ball and a hit batsman, the starter was removed from the game, only to see two of the runners he left on base score. Buchholz owns a 5.31 ERA and 128:53 K:BB ratio in 164 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Yankees in the season finale Sunday.

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Alex Cobb surrenders one run in win vs. Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb earned a win Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out three in his team's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Cobb (10-8) looked like he'd be in line for a hard-luck loss, as a fourth-inning RBI double represented the only run scored in the first seven innings, but the Rays offense was able to break through for five runs in the eighth. Cobb owns a 2.75 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 144:47 K:BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians in Sunday's season finale.

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Jake Petricka takes walkoff loss vs. Tigers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

White Sox closer Jake Petricka was hung with a walkoff loss in Tuesday's 4-3 defeat against the Tigers.

Petricka (1-6) gave up a single to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning then walked the next batter to put the winning run in scoring position with no outs. The next batter smacked an RBI single to finish off the game. Petricka owns a 2.88 ERA and 55:32 K:BB ratio in 72 innings.

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Brandon McCarthy allows five runs in loss vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy took a loss Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Orioles.

McCarthy (10-15) was rocked for three home runs in the loss, marking the second time in five starts that he's served up three long balls. After pitching better since coming to New York, the starter owns a 4.05 ERA and 175:33 K:BB ratio in 200 innings. He isn't scheduled for another start.

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Ubaldo Jimenez allows two runs in win vs. Yankees
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez picked up a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits and three walks in five-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

Jimenez (6-9) gave up only a run on a fourth-inning groundout and was removed after the first two batters in the sixth inning reached base safely, with one coming around to score. He's won both of his starts since being moved to the bullpen in August, but he isn't scheduled to make another. Jimenez owns a 4.85 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 113:77 K:BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings.

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Joe Nathan earns one-out win Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Tigers closer Joe Nathan picked up a win Tuesday, walking one but getting the final out of the ninth inning in his team's 4-3 walkoff victory over the White Sox.

Nathan (5-4) threw just two of his seven pitches for strikes, but he was able to get a flyout to end the top of the ninth after his walk loaded the bases. He owns a 4.98 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 52:29 K:BB ratio in 56 innings.

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David Price strikes out eight in no-decision vs. White Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Tigers pitcher David Price didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on eight hits in 8 2/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 4-3 walkoff win over the White Sox.

Price delivered eight scoreless innings but ran into trouble while going for the complete game. The White Sox managed five hits in the ninth inning to score three runs and tie the game before the Tigers pulled off a walkoff win in the bottom half of the inning. Price owns a 3.36 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 263:36 K:BB ratio in 241 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins in the season finale Sunday.

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Scott Carroll tosses six one-run innings vs. Tigers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

White Sox pitcher Scott Carroll didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing one earned runs on five hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Tigers.

Carroll pitched well Tuesday, with the only run coming on a stolen base and a throwing error. He isn't scheduled to make another start but ended the season on a fine note. Carroll owns a 4.84 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 59:43 K:BB ratio in 126 1/3 innings.

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Danny Salazar surrenders five runs in loss vs. Royals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Indians pitcher Danny Salazar took a loss Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 7-0 defeat against the Royals.

Salazar (6-8) watched two runs score in the fourth inning before the Royals tacked on three more in the fifth. The pitcher has been prone to mix in ugly lines with excellent outings, and he now owns a 4.25 ERA and 120:35 K:BB ratio in 110 innings after his final scheduled start of the season.

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